You may be sleeping off a tryptophan-induced coma later, but Nintendo isn’t taking a break from updating its various digital download services. This week, it’s even getting into the Thanksgiving spirit by offering something new for everyone. Well, everyone who owns a 3DS, DSi, Wii, or Wii U at least.
First off is the Wii U, since literally everything on its eShop is new this week. Most of the system’s launch games are available digitally, like ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, but you could also download the Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, or ESPN Sports Connection apps if you need to entertain any family members that haven’t left yet. Here’s the full list of Wii U eShop items:
- Amazon Instant Video
- Chasing Aurora
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- ESPN Sports Connection
- Hulu Plus
- Little Inferno
- Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
- NBA 2K13
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Nintendo Land
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Darksiders II
- FIFA Soccer 2013
- Game Party Champions
- Just Dance 4
- Madden NFL 2013
- Nano Assault NEO
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
- Rabbids Land
- Sing Party
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
- Warriors Orochi 3
The 3DS is hosting a few new titles as well. The big names this week are Crashmo and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The former is the sequel to Pushmo, which our own Jeff Grubb referred to as “the secret best 3DS eShop game,” while the latter is best remembered as one of the few times Nintendo did anything radically different with the Zelda franchise. Both are available now, Crashmo for $8.99 and Zelda II for $4.99. Also new today is 3D Mahjongg, which is pretty self-descriptive, and a new episode of the Meat or Die video series.
The DSi brings a pair of new titles this week as well, though they’re technically just different versions of the same one: Spirit Hunters Inc., which comes in Light and Shadow variants, is a Pokémon-style augmented-reality game in which you capture and battle hidden spirits. Both types have a few exclusive monsters that you can’t find in the other, so you could buy both if you’re a completionist, but keep in mind that they are $7.99 each.
Finally, the Wii refuses to die, as yet another old SNK game comes to the Virtual Console. This week, it’s a Neo Geo fighter called Ninja Master’s, which includes an oddly placed apostrophe and a special move called the “Super Death Blow,” which sounds awesome.
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